One of the things I suspected I would like about a road bike (and do) is the tight gearing. But, with the road bike in the shop, I'm back on a bike with a triple up front, and an 11-32 (8speed) cassette in the back. The two biggest improvements I can see that this bike needs is a lighter wheel set, and tighter cassette. It seems like the gears I want are never available on the chain ring I'm on now, I've lost the skill of shifting both front and rear for small gear changes, a compact double is easier. So, I'm starting to think about a 12-25 cassette, turning the bike into a compact triple, crazy or no?